Oct. 12, 1940 – Feb. 10, 2017 - WHEATLAND – Beloved sister, mother, grandmother and friend Tamma Jean True-Hatten, 76, of Wheatland went to be with her Lord on the morning of Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at her home in Wheatland.
Mrs. True-Hatten was born at Solandt Memorial Hospital in Hayden, Colorado on Oct. 12, 1940. She was the first child born to H.A. “Dave” and Jean (Durland) True. She graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper and attended the University of Wyoming, where she met her late husband Donald George Hatten.
Married on June 25, 1960, the couple worked for True Companies until they purchased and operated Kirby Creek Land and Livestock in Thermopolis. They raised red angus cattle and quarter horses.
Mrs. True-Hatten was an exceptionally skilled artist. While in Thermopolis, she opened and ran His Place for Ceramics, a studio where she taught as well as crafted and sold a wide variety of products. In the summer of 1998 they retired to Wheatland to be closer to their family.
She was joyfully involved in the activities of her family, always supportive and inspiring. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time in her beautiful flower garden and yards. But her greatest pleasure came from her passion for the Lord and sharing God’s word.
She was preceded in death by her mother; father; and husband.
Mrs. True-Hatten is survived by her brothers, H.A. “Hank” (Karen), Diemer (Susie), David L. (Melanie) True all of Casper; son, Dave Hatten of Wheatland; and daughter Jaci (Dale) Kerns of Lingle; grandchildren, Kacy Hatten (Carl Eggert) of Wheatland, Kara (Christian)Sabo of Suisun City, California, Jake “JD” Kerns of Casper, Kodi Kerns of Lingle, Josh (Randi) Kerns of Glenrock, Joel Kerns of Sheridan; great-granddauhgter, Jannelle Kerns; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will take place at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wyoming FFA Association, 9608 Child Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.
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